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  • Forum sparks RV park ideas, history focus

    Emphasizing Carrollton’s history and ensuring that visitors do not put up permanent residence at the RV park were two of the main points coming out of Thursday night’s Point Park development public forum at Carrollton City Hall.

    About 30 people attended the first of two public forums, the second of which will take place on Friday at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, to discuss the downtown and park development before the master plan is finalized.

  • Students call Carroll second home

    High school can be a tough time in a person’s life. Just imagine being thousands of miles away from home and experiencing it.

  • Schools to target college, career readiness

    Carroll County Board of Education voted Thursday to join with a statewide commitment to improve college and career readiness in high schools.

    “As you well know Senate Bill 1 has been driving everything that we do in the district and in the state,” Superintendent Lisa James told board members before reading a letter from Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday. The letter called on public school district superintendents and local board of education chairs to sign the pledge.

  • “The Highland House” featured on KET

    Last summer, local business owners Don and Ruth Mougey were invited by KET to have their bed and breakfast, “The Highland House” featured on the KET program “Kentucky Life.” A film crew from KET filmed two days in July and 1 day in October and the results will be shown on Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. on KET1 and again on Sunday Feb. 20 on KET1 at 4:30 p.m. and KET2 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Supreme Court rules for former NAS employee

    The United States Supreme Court has ruled in favor of former North American Stainless employee Eric L. Thompson who appealed to the high court for the right to sue his former employer.

    According to court documents, Thompson, a metallurgical engineer, worked at the NAS facility in Ghent, Ky., from February 1997 until March 2003. Miriam Regalado joined the company in 2000. Soon after, she and Thompson began dating and were engaged in 2003 when Stainless fired Thompson. They are now married.
     

  • Authorities say traffic fatality investigation ongoing

    An investigation is continuing into the death of Mitchell D. Vories, 50, of Carrollton, who was found Monday Jan. 31, more than a day after he had called police telling them he had been involved in an accident.

    According to a news release issued by Capt. Dean Hayes, Commander of Kentucky State Police Post No. 5 in Campbellsburg, Carroll County Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call on Sunday Jan. 30, at about 2:30 a.m. from a caller reporting that he had been involved in a crash; however, the caller could not provide an accurate location.

  • Subscriber-based access coming to N-D website

    Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 23, The News-Democrat’s website, www.mycarrollnews.com, will become a subscription-based news and information site.

    We’ll offer our valued newspaper subscribers complete access to all of the news and features currently in our print product, plus a number of online-only features such as videos, slideshows, reader interaction and more. A digital version of every issue of the newspaper will also be available to subscribers online.

  • Firm named to develop park plan

    Point Park and downtown Carrollton may soon have a large terraced lawn for concerts and events, a walkway along the Ohio River, a native tree garden, an exercise trail and a spray park. Those are just some of the proposed amenities for the area by Lose & Associates, Inc., the winning landscape architecture and engineering firm that will be helping to design the park.

    Carrollton City Council unanimously approved the Lose proposal over CMW Inc.’s at the special council meeting held Thursday Feb. 3.

  • HOMECOMING
  • Save Kysoc effort continues behind the scenes

    Although the Save Camp Kysoc Committee didn’t meet during January, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson says work continues behind the scenes.

    The committee voted in December to establish a board of directors and write a set of by-laws as a non-profit foundation. Tomlinson met with local attorney Ruth Baxter to initiate that process.